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Jul 7, 2006 - Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska We left Tok and headed north to Fairbanks. The country side views are just as great as before. We arrived in Delta Junction around 10:30 A.M. Alaska time. This is the true end of the Alaska Highway built by the army in 1942, as the road between Delta Junction and Fairbanks was already built. So, now I too can place the bumper sticker on the motorhome that we had traveled the Alaska Highway. Believe it or not none were to be found. We did find the communities farmers market and their weekend Fourth of July celebration. We...

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Jul 1, 2006 - Fairbanks

2:30 Fairbanks, major goof up at the RV Park. Could not find our reservations, and the person who took them is not here. Did give us a site in the overflow lot and knocked $10.00 off the price. We head out to a Farmer's Market just down the road. Has the normal things, but from Alaska. Mike and I had a Reindeer Sausage hot dog. Not bad, in fact it was quite good. Next the visitor's center, it is on the Chena River in the middle of town. The building is built to resemble a roadhouse, log structure with a sod roof with small trees and...

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Jun 26, 2006 - North Pole and Fairbanks

Left Walker Forks campground this morning while it was raining. The day was generally gray but when we got to the top of a mountain, the sun was shining in the east but it was gray in the west - perfect for a rainbow and voila!!!! There it was - only this rainbow was BELOW us. We saw the rainbow looking from above which was a totally incredible sight. I took photos but doubt that they will capture how wonderful the view was. We got to Delta Junction and the end of the Alaska Highway - Mile 1422. We got the certificate of completion at the...

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Jun 22, 2006 - On to Fairbanks, Alaska

We arrived in Fairbanks and were looking forward to a nice campgrounds with all the extras on the side a the Nenane River. On the way in we stopped at North Pole, Alaska. The have a great gift shop and Santa is there year around to talk to the kids. The reindeer are in the back for the kids to see. The girls enjoyed looking around at all the old fashion toys they had there and sent post cards to there brother and sister from there. When we arrived we found out there were not only two caravans in the park, but they were also full of people...

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Our Alaska Trip 2006

Jun 19, 2006 - Fairbanks, AK

We hope all you Dads had a great day yesterday. I know that just finally having phone service again after being without for the last month made Bill very happy, just to be able to talk to the kids. You never know how much you miss something until you don't have it, right? All in all, we had a very lazy day. We started out the morning by having breakfast at the Sourdough Campground. Guess what we had? Sourdough pancakes of course. They serve these every morning, along with fruits, juice and coffee. They really were quite good. Bill ordered...

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The Beginning

Jun 18, 2006 - Fairbanks, Alaska

June 18, 2006 Unable to access wifi. We moved to a campsite that is closer to the campground's antenna in hopes that we would be able to access wifi. Still not able to access wifi. Dave's new laptop is not working. We are using his old laptop that he uses for his GPS. Today, we went to the Visitor's Center in Fairbanks. We took pictures in Fairbanks Festival and also of Immaculate Conception Parish. We stopped at a restaurant for lunch on our way to the Riverboat Discovery. In the afternoon, we went for a three and one-half hour ride on the...

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Jun 12, 2006 - Fairbanks, AK

Fairbanks was our first extended stop on the Alaska Trip. Ok, the streets were paved, mostly, but natives delighted in telling us that pavement was a recent innovation. ******************* If you are thinking of a trip to Alaska, DO NOT fail to visit a Carr/Safeway store and pick up one of their Special Olympics coupon books (available on internet?). They cost $100, but are packed with 2 for 1 coupons that will save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars. NO merchant ever gave us an attitude about the coupons. What the coupons did was get us...

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Aug 8, 2005 - Day 15, Monday

August 8, Monday-Woke to cloudy skies, but temp is in the high 70s. Took our time this morning, drove over to UAF (U. of Alaska, Fairbanks), campus, it sits up on a hill on the northwest side of the city. It looks like mostly new buildings, think around 6,000 students. We went to the Georgeson Botanical Garden, it is located on the University farm-nothing fancy-but gorgeous, gorgeous flowers-anything and everything-just so lush! Especially the daisies, pansies, poppies, fox glove and the old fashioned roses. Gene picked one and I pressed...

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Aug 7, 2005 - Day 14, Sunday

August 7, Sunday-This is a nice campground, but noisy near where we parked, so we packed up. Want to go to the State Fair, on our way will check out a different RV park. While looking it over met some friendly folks from Idaho and our German friends, so we picked a spot. Did laundry before heading for the fair. The fair was a fun time, looked at all the animals, talked with some cute 4-H kids, checked out the giant pumpkins and cabbages; the grand prize cabbage weighed over 58 lbs.! Watched a horse show, saw some "upright" ducks get judged....

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Jul 16, 2005 - It's So Good to Have Friends

NOTE: We are working with a very slow campground WIFI setup, so there aren't any pictures here yet. They will be added as soon as possible. In the meantime, please go back to the "Denali National Park" entry for a picture of Mount McKinley. Suzy took this picture, and is rightfully proud of it. We were on our way from Palmer to Denali National Park, one of THE places to see and be in Alaska. We pulled off at a so-called visitor center, but it was nothing, and we couldn't get past the other RV parked there to get out again. I got out to ask...

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Jul 12, 2005 - On To Fairbanks

Ok....I'm catching up. Lara had never been all the way back into Denali....and she was impressed. I know she would like to have stayed and done more, but that one day was so filled with wonderful views and wildlife she was satisfied to leave yesterday for Fairbanks. We stopped to get a tee shirt Lara wanted at a Village shop and blueberry muffins...then on the road again...northward bound. The day was a little better weather and I wished we had been able to say at Denali one more day. This was a trip for our daughter, but Eric wants a...

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Apr 27, 2005 - TOK to Fairbanks we have decided to go North first!

We departed TOK today for Fairbanks with a side trip downs the Richardson Hwy to see the Pipeline at the Denali Fault, about 315 Miles today. It was about 50 miles down south from Delta Junction. We did see 2 Adult Eagles...that was great. Don't know if the photo or video is any good, but it was nice to see them. About 15 miles down the road, we saw a Moose. The Moose was standing in the snow, eating and then decided to lay down. About 90 minutes later, we saw the same Moose in the same position in the snow. About 10 more miles down the...

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